Our Staff

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Sara Beekie

Financial Secretary


My name is Sara Beekie and it is a joy and a blessing to be a part of the staff here at Christ Lutheran
Church. A little about myself: I am married to Raj, and we have three children: Sarita, Rajee and Mohan.
We also have 2 Siberian Forest cats, Alpha and Mu. I have worked in various church positions:
receptionist, business administrator, director of adult ministry, and interim children’s ministry
coordinator. I am also a singer, small group facilitator and a blogger-in-the-making. As a Pastor’s Kid (PK)
it feels like home working in a church environment. I look forward to meeting many of you in the days
and weeks ahead. Please stop by the church office and introduce yourself. I’ll end with 2 confessions: I
am a Green Bay Packer Fan and I love sauerkraut and pork!

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Jenni Geiser

Marketing Communications Coordinator


My family has been attending CLC for many years and we've been very happy here. I enjoy being a part of the Visual Arts Committee and participating in various small groups. Our two daughters, Greta and Lydia grew up here—learning, serving, growing in their faith and mainly, having fun. 

I'm happy to be able to use my Graphic Design background to give CLC a voice and a presence in our community and our world. 

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Michelle Kaye


Hello CLC folks!  I’m so excited to get to know you, and serve as your new Administrative Assistant.  I’m Michelle Kaye, and have served in the role of admin asst. for over twenty years, as I enjoy what I do.  What a blessing though, to serve this position in a church, where my faith will grow stronger just being around fellow believers, and being able to share God’s word, where sadly it is not always welcomed in some companies. 

In my spare time, and by the grace of God’s gift to me, I am an award-winning Recording Artist.  My main instrument is piano, and I’m a vocalist and percussionist as well.  I compose and sing all original music.  You could say I’m pretty right-brained, as I like to draw, paint and sculpt as well! 

I love helping people and seeing communities come together for the greater good.  I’ve been a volunteer for many different kinds of events, and have also helped plan a large street party for East Side St. Paul, as well as coordinated city council election dinners.  I hope my skill set will be a great asset to CLC.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and for having such great, welcoming energy as you walk in the door!

Chris Schell


Chris joined the CLC staff, August of 2020. Chris commutes from across the river in New Richmond, WI, but, get this: she’s a Vikings fan! Welcome, Chris! We’re glad you’re here to help us steward our beautiful facility.

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Dave Wrightsman


~ Greetings ~

Thank you for taking interest in Christ Lutheran Church. I introduce myself as this faith community’s Interim Senior Pastor serving in this time of transition in Lake Elmo.  I come to Christ Lutheran having served the church in the Twin Cities for the past 30+ years in a variety of ways; as an urban youth worker, educator, community partnership builder, campus pastor, settled pastor and as interim pastor.

Most importantly, in all of these places I make sure the doors are open, the lights are on and the engine is running! These varieties of leadership positions have developed my skills and sharpened my passion for creative collaboration and mission redevelopment. I look forward to new expressions of bold and faithful ministry in every place I am called.

I live in Stillwater along with my creative, insightful and courageous wife, Lauren, and our three teenage/adult children.  A rescue dog and cat complete our family. My wife, Lauren serves as pastor at Roseville Lutheran Church, so we both found work in a vocation that invites us to love people and help them heal and know Jesus.

Most importantly, I have single-handedly contributed to the financial success of Dunn Brothers, Starbucks and Caribou coffee shops!

“Live the life worthy of the calling  to which you’ve been called.”
Ephesians 4:1